The keto diet: I will never go back


When Jennifer was at 279 lbs (127 kg) she felt that enough was enough. A friend told her about the keto diet and she decided to give it a shot. This is what happened:


In July last year, I was 279 lbs (127 kg) and I am 5’8″ (173 cm). I turned 47 right after I started keto and intermittent fasting. I am now 175 lbs (79 kg).

I have four children ranging in ages 25, 24, 16, and 14. I went to nursing school in the US but only worked for a year after. I put on weight being a military housewife and lonely. I ate a lot of fast food too. I was a track athlete through high school and played volleyball and at that time only worried about my weight a little bit since I was 175 lbs.

As I aged I had given up trying to lose weight as a grown woman. I had my knee swell after I did a volunteer shift passing out water for an Ironman competition. I went to my doctor and was told I have a small amount of damaged cartilage and a bone spur. The doctor. said that I may sometime in the future need a knee replacement but not yet. I was shocked and fearful. I also had horrible heartburn that woke me up choking in the middle of the night. A friend mentioned the keto diet, so I scoured the internet looking for information.

I watched hundreds of personal blogs, read the Diet Doctor website, listened to podcasts, keto down under, and Dr. Fung‘s lectures and books. I implemented everything and was very strict with myself to follow recommendations. Furthermore, I had hunger control and it was an amazing experience. I can now say no to sweets and carbs. I have attached my pictures and hope it will inspire others. I will never go back.

Thank you,


Thank you for sharing your story, Jennifer! A big congratulations on your success!

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  1. William Harvey
    5.8 is 173cm not 152cm.
    Now I'm concerned about the rest of the numbers reported in this article.
  2. Joh
    William, you think the photos are photoshopped?
  3. Jennifer
    KETO works IF you dont cheat!! I lost 40 lbs in 3 mo. That was 8 yrs ago. I did gain it back but THAT'S on me as I allowed it to happen over the last 3 yrs. About to start KETO again. I am older and not sure if my metabolism will work that good again but hopefully by Christmas I will look & feel better. My health is my concern mostly this time as I hit 50 recently 😎 You don't have to eat BAD fats you CAN eat GOOD fats! Avacados, olive oil, almonds, salmon ect.
  4. arnold
    yeah so i searching for some good keto books to read and came across this blog and was wondering if the books he recommending are good thanks :P
    Reply: #7
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  6. ARNOLD 2

    yeah so i searching for some good keto books to read and came across this blog and was wondering if the books he recommending are good thanks :P
    here is the link of the blog i was talking about

  7. Claree McFadden
    Almost my Keto Twin, I'm 48, 5'8 started out at 289 April 23rd 2018 and as of August 23rd 2018, I am 238 lbs. Cant wait to hit 180, this is very motivating!!!

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